Coding bootcamp rebranded by Fiasco Design to reflects its values of diversity and inclusivity

November 20, 2020
Coding bootcamp rebranded by Fiasco Design to reflects its values of diversity and inclusivity

Bristol-based design agency Fiasco has rebranded an award-winning coding bootcamp as it steps up its mission to help to address the gender imbalance in the tech industry and give people the training they need for a career in the sector. Mayden Academy, which was launched in 2015 by Bath...

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Hat-trick of green energy deals for Burges Salmon as sector heats up

November 20, 2020
Hat-trick of green energy deals for Burges Salmon as sector heats up

Specialist teams from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon have advised on three major transactions in the energy sector, including a ‘pioneering’ £40m deal that could provide a blueprint for local authorities to reduce their carbon emissions and cut costs. The power purchase agreement (PPA) between international renewable energies...

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Coveted regional property awards for two pioneering Bristol schemes

November 20, 2020
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Two innovative Bristol building projects have been named among the best in the South West in a prestigious property awards scheme. The developments – The Wave inland surfing attraction at Easter Compton and the Copper Building residential scheme in South Bristol – were recognised in the 2020 Michelmores’ Property...

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Unique platform to help small firms access Kickstart Scheme launched by Bristol entrepreneurs

November 20, 2020
Unique platform to help small firms access Kickstart Scheme launched by Bristol entrepreneurs

Three Bristol digital marketing and tech experts have set up what they believe is the most user-friendly and comprehensive platform to enable smaller firms to apply to the government’s recently launched Kickstart Scheme. KickstartGo has just one simple form that businesses need to complete if they want to make...

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Healthcare agency seeking international growth after joining global marketing network

November 20, 2020
Healthcare agency seeking international growth after joining global marketing network

Bristol-based healthcare marketing and advertising agency Create Health has joined the world’s largest independent advertising and marketing agency network. Thenetworkone provides independent agency owners and senior directors with the opportunity to network, share and learn through workshops, global conferences and specialist publications.  Create Health managing director Ed Hudson said...

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Bristol Business Blog: Chris Nutt, advice team manager, National Friendly Financial Solutions. Pensions and the self-employed

November 19, 2020
Bristol Business Blog: Chris Nutt, advice team manager, National Friendly Financial Solutions. Pensions and the self-employed

It certainly seems to be the case that if you are self-employed, pensions saving and working out how you will fund your retirement are a worry. A full 65% of all self-employed people without a pension say they can’t currently afford to save for retirement, according to a survey...

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Trio of appointments at Optimum Finance as it enters new phase of growth

November 18, 2020
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Optimum Finance, the Bristol-based invoice finance provider, has appointed two regional sales directors to cover the West of England, Wales and the South East and promoted its Yorkshire-based sales director to commercial director.  Kelvin Thomas is in charge of sales in Wales and the West while Iain Hendry has...

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Award recognition for ‘incredibly impressive’ Bristol lawyer behind group for career break returners

November 18, 2020
Award recognition for ‘incredibly impressive’ Bristol lawyer behind group for career break returners

A Bristol lawyer who launched a group to help create opportunities for women in the sector who have taken a career break has won a national award. Sarah Green, an associate in Bristol headquartered national law firm TLT’s family team, earned the title of Outstanding Returner of the Year...

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CBI calls for emphasis on skills, 5G and transport to spur South West’s post-Covid recovery

November 18, 2020
CBI calls for emphasis on skills, 5G and transport to spur South West’s post-Covid recovery

Boosting skills and developing the physical and digital infrastructure will be vital for South West to build back better from the economic ravages of coronavirus, the CBI said today in a major new report. Called Reviving Regions, the paper highlights long-standing regional inequalities across England which have inhibited growth, opportunity and...

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